Low Ri's picture

Common or rough cockle?

Observed: 24th January 2011 By: Low Ri
P1030342
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P1030344
Description:

Solid shells, 4cm l& w, whiter near umbone getting redish / brown towards the outsite. Radiating ribs are rough but not spiny.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

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Mike Kendall's picture

Acanthocardia

Since the days of the Collins guide the spiny cockles have had their names changed to Acanthocardia.

Its difficult to separate A.echinata from A.aculeata on the basis of a photograph of the outside of the shell. Both species are recorded in Red Wharf Bay.

Mike Kendall